Spygate of course. After the first game of the season the NFL fined the Patriots and their head coach as well as stripped them of their number 1 draft pick next year.
Therefore Shula feels that because of that then if they go undefeated then they should have an * next to their unblemished record.
Note he didn’t say they should have an asterisk by their record if they went 15-1.
Shula coached the last NFL team to go undefeated, the 1972 Miami Dolphins.What Shula aslo seems to fail to mention is that the Dolphins went 14-0 or 17-0 including the playoffs. The Patriots would have to go 19-0 to achieve the same undefeated standard. Inflation apparently is a bitch.
Personally, I think Shula should have just wished them luck and said no more. He won two Super Bowls with the Dolphins and then never won another. And by the way Shula went 2-6 in Super Bowls. Some of the NFL coaches I consider great like Hall of Famer Bill Walsh went 3-0 in in Super Bowls in half the years of coaching, Joe Gibbs went 3-1 in Super Bowls and that New England Patriots coach fined for spying Bill Belichick is 3-0 in Super Bowls.
Hey Shula, stick to the weight loss commercials.